What does Working For The Knife mean?

Mitski: Working For The Knife Meaning

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Song Released: 2021


Working For The Knife Lyrics

I cry at the start of every movie
I guess 'cause I wish I was making things too
But I'm working for the knife
I used to think I would tell stories
But nobody cared for the stories I had
About no good guys
I always knew the world moves on
I...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2021 !⃝

    "working for the knife" is definitely not about murder. it's essentially a critique of capitalism: the narrator is talking about how her childhood dreams, all her hopes and individuality got sucked away by this system that expects us to be solely a cog in this giant machine, to give up your life to work for something you can't even see or benefit off of. about how this 9 to 5 job is stripping off her identity because in the end, your work all you are and will ever be in the eyes of capitalism.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2021 !⃝

    This song is about murder. Working the knife refers to stabbing and cutting a person. It is told by the point of view of the killer who is working the knife and killing over and over again.

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